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June 26 2017  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Today's Recipes -  Individual Pork Loaves for 2 Recipe | Pork Chops Ole Recipe | Pork Caccitore Recipe | Pork Chops Caccitore Recipe | Pork Chops with Rice Recipe | Baked Penne Pasta Skillet Recipe | Camping Recipes | 4 Recipes | Click Here to Print all four of these recipes | Cheese Toast Bacon Grilled Cheese Recipe | Creamy Curry Dressing Recipe | Jalapeño Popper Salad Recipe

Questions, Tips and Replies
Picture of Little One
- Vera comments on oleo during WWII
- Need recipe for recipe for Watermelon Rind Preserves
- Need a really good chocolate cake recipe and brownie recipe
- need a simple recipe for crab bisque or she crab soup or both
- Need recipe for Pecan Rolls.

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Nancy Rogers   

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Individual Pork Loaves for 2 Recipe

1 egg
3 Tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. onion salt
1/4 tsp.pepper
1/4 cup cracker crumbs
1/2 lb. ground pork
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
3 Tbsp. vinegar
1/2 tsp. prepared mustard
In medium bowl beat egg. Add milk, Worchestershire sauce, onion salt,pepper and crumbs. Add pork and mix well.
Shape into 2 5" x 2 1/2" loaves. Place in small baking pan.

Combine remaining ingredients and pour over loaves. Bake, uncovered, in 325º oven for 1 hour or until no longer pink.
Nancy in PA
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Pork Chops Ole Recipe
Makes 4 Servings

4 boneless pork chops,1/2 to 3/4 " thick
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Seasoned salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 1/2 cups water
1 8oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 envelope (2Tbsp.) taco seasoning
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In skillet brown chops in oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Meanwhile in greased 2 quart glass baking dish combine rice, water, tomato sauce and taco seasoning. Mix well.

Arrange chops over rice
Top with green pepper
Cover and bake at 350º 1 1/4 hours
. Uncover, sprinkle cheese over all and bake until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.
Nancy in PA
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Pork Caccitore Recipe
Makes 4 Servings

1 Tbsp. olive oil
4 oz. mushrooms,sliced
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 lb. boneless pork, cut into bite size pieces
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1.2 tsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. black pepper
3 cups white or brown rice

Heat oil in lge nonstick skillet over med-high heat. Add onion, garlic and mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often until softened.
Stir in pork, tomatoes and seasoning.
Cover and simmer on medium low heat, stirring once in a while for 10 minutes.

Serve over coked rice.
Nancy in PA
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Pork Chops Caccitore Recipe
Makes 6 Servings

6 pork chops
15oz. can diced tomatoes
1 envelope dry spaghetti sauce mix
1 Tbsp. brown sugar.

Brown chops. Put in baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over chops. Cover and bake at 350º 1 hour. Uncover and bake 15 minutes more.

Can put green pepper sliceon each chop before baking. Serve with rice.
Nancy in PA
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Pork Chops with Rice Recipe
Makes 4 Servings

4 (1")thick pork chops
1 can Golden Mushroom Soup
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 can French Fried Onion Rings

For Rice:
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 cup raw rice
1/4 cup water
1 can beef consomme

Brown chops. Place in a greased casserole. Mix soup with ginger and pour over chops. Top with onion rings. Bake 1-1/2 hours, covered , at 400º.

In butter, saute almonds and garlic.

Add consomme, water and rice. Bring to a boil. Place in a separate greased casserole and bake in the oven with the chops.
Nancy in PA
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                 Little One watching TV
Every night after compliling the newsletter I let Little One it is time to go to bed and watch TV.  Little One goes to his favorite spot.  The picture is taken from where I am watching.  He can see just fine but all I can see is is head and earls

In New York State it was illegal to sell colored margarine. It was understood that the dairy farmers were responsible for this legislation. We were very much aware of the dust bowl even though we were at least a thousand miles east of it. The sky was a very strange color in the west. It must have been devastating for those who lived in that area.
Now I wonder if anyone has heard of the Blizzard of Eighty-eight (1888)? When I was a child (born in 1920) people were still talking about it.
Vera W

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Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe
6 servings

5 slices of any bread, crust removed
100g sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 handfuls sultanas
500ml milk
2 eggs

1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Lightly butter a baking dish.

2. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon.

3. Butter 5 slices of bread, cut into quarters

4. Layer the bread in the dish adding a handful of sultanas and the sugar mix as you go, covering each piece.

5. Mix the milk and eggs together and whisk.

6. Pour over the bread and leave to absorb for 10 minutes, finish off with a sprinkling of sugar.

7. Bake in the oven for 35 to 45 minutes, until the pudding is set and browned.

If you want to use left over pannetone, brioche or other sweetened breads, cut down the quantity of sugar. The drier the bread, the more butter I put on.

(='.'=) Sylvia in Scotland
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Baked Penne Pasta Skillet Recipe
Serves 5-6

1 T olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 tsp. dried basil
1/4 cup white wine
1 lb. penne pasta
1 jar (24 oz.) marinara sauce
1 jar (14.5 oz.) alfredo sauce
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Pam spray a 13x9 inch pan covered with foil. Cook pasta to al dente. Saute onion and basil in hot oil 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in wine. Cook 1 minute. In large bowl, stir together both sauces, onion mixture, and 1 cup cheese. Add cooked pasta. Stir gently. Pour into prepared pan. Cover; bake 25-30 minutes. Stir. If not hot enough, replace in oven. When hot enough, top with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake 5-7 minutes til cheese is bubbly. Serves 5-6.
Joan in Linden, NJ
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Please, anyone who has a recipe using Lipton Recipe Secrets Savory Herb & Garlic Mix, please pass it (or them) on. I had saved quite a few, for chicken, pork, fish, shrimp, & vegetables, mostly from Nancy's newsletter, but lost them on my last computer electrocution ! I've found a few old boxes of the mix plus a recipe to clone it, but now am not sure how to use it. Please share if you have any.
Thanks very much, Marilyn in FL.

Ranch Pretzels Recipes | 3 Recipes
I failed to note who wanted this recipe in a recent newsletter. There are many version of Ranch Pretzels using various spices and herbs. Adjust to your taste.
Robbie IN

Ranch Pretzels Recipe #1

2 bags broken pretzels
1 pkg. dry Hidden Valley Ranch Mix
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. dill weed
1 (12 oz.) bottle Orville Reddenbacher popping oil
In large bowl combine Ranch, garlic, dill and oil. Pour over pretzels. Bake 165 - 20 minutes at 350 degrees, stirring once.
Robbie IN

Ranch Pretzels Recipe #2
1 1/2 - 2 lb. bag broken hard pretzels
1 c. oil
1 pkg. dry Ranch Dressing
1/2 tsp. lemon pepper
1/2 tsp. dill weed
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

In large bowl toss pretzels in remaining ingredients to coat. Spread on cookie sheet or broiler pan. Bake 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
Robbie IN


Hidden Valley Ranch Pretzel or Oyster Cracker Recipe

3/4 c. popcorn oil
1 (1 oz.) envelope Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1/2 tsp. dill weed
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 lb. pretzels, broken sm.
In large bowl toss pretzels in remaining ingredients to coat. Spread on cookie sheet
Bake at 250 degrees for 40 minutes, turn over in 10 minutes.
For oyster crackers, use 12-16 oz. plain oyster crackers. Bake at 250 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes stirring half way through baking
Robbie In
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Camping Recipes | 4 Recipes
Here are some camping recipes for Julia. You can make the foil chicken packets up at home and store in a cooler that will keep the meat at a safe temperature. I do this and cook them the first night. The coffee can ice cream recipe has been around for many, many years. I have never tried using the plastic cans, as I know this recipe was developed long before they even existed. I know many Girl Scout leaders have used this recipe for years. also, hot dogs, hamburgers, and brots are always a big hit any time and may be more popular with kids than chicken or fish packets. You can also mix up your favorite meat loaf recipe, make it in to patties, put on top of thinly sliced potatoes and cook in foil packets.
Robbie IN

Foil Pack Apple Crisp Recipe

Mix together and set aside:
1/2 cup oatmeal
6 tbsp. flour
1/4 cup EACH brown and white sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Cut four squares of foil. Spray foil with non stick spray and Put a pat of butter in center. Place apple slices from three or four apples (peeled and cored and thinly sliced) Sprinkle with the crumb mixture, dividing as equally as you can Top with another pat of butter.

Optionally can add a few raisins, nuts, or butterscotch chips. Fold the foil into a neat package with crimped edges.
Bake on grill for approximately twenty minutes or until apples are tender. Open packet carefully, cool slightly. Can be served with ice cream.
Robbie IN

Grilled Chicken in Foil Packet Recipe

1 boneless chicken breast per serving
red bell pepper
yellow bell pepper
sliced mushrooms
sliced squash or zucchini
salt and pepper to taste
teriyaki or soy sauce (lite)

Place one boneless chicken breast on a square piece of aluminum foil that has been sprayed with no stick spray. On top, place slices of onion, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, sliced mushrooms and sliced squash or zucchini. Pile it on because it will shrink as it cooks. Salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with teriyaki or soy sauce and tightly seal the aluminum foil. Place on preheated grill. Cook on low heat for 20 to 25 minutes. Carefully open foil packets as steam will escape and obviously the foil is very hot. Can also do this with fish, pork chops or hamburger patties. May need to adjust the cooking time. Can also use other vegetables depending on preference.
Robbie IN


Foil Grilled Banana Boats Recipe

Chocolate chips
Miniature marshmallows

After the coals from a campfire are glowing red, take a piece of foil and put together the following ingredients - to be enclosed in the foil and cooked on the coals: 1 banana in the peel - split lengthwise. Cut the banana (inside) in chunks - leaving it in the peeling. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and miniature marshmallows - wrap up securely in foil and roast. Can use other flavored chips and nuts.
Robbie IN

Coffee Can Ice Cream Recipe

2 c. milk, scalded
4 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 c. whipping cream
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt

You Will Need
Rock salt
1 lb. coffee can
3 lb. coffee can
At least 2 people

Make a layer of rock salt and crushed ice along the bottom of the larger coffee can and place the small coffee can inside. Pack the sides with ice and salt. Use 3 parts ice and 1 part rock salt.

Making the ice cream:

Combine the sugar and salt and add the slightly beaten egg yolks. Beat until the sugar is dissolved; slowly add the scalded milk while stirring constantly. Cook in a double boiler or microwave, stirring constantly, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. This makes a double batch. May be refrigerated or stored temporarily in freezer until ready to churn.
Pour the mixture into the 1 pound coffee can and snap on the lid.

Place the covered can into the 3 pound coffee can. Sit on the floor and roll coffee cans back and forth between people until the ice cream is frozen.
Robbie IN
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Cheese Toast Bacon Grilled Cheese Recipe

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 - 1 tsp garlic salt
8-10 pieces Texas toast
1 lb bacon, cooked and crispy
8-10 slices cheddar cheese

In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add grated Parmesan cheese, garlic salt and mix until well incorporated.

Spread a thick layer of butter mixture on one side of bread. Place a piece of bread, buttered side down, in a skillet over medium heat.

Add a slice of cheese, then 3-4 strips of bacon, another slice of cheese and then top with another piece of bread that has been covered with butter mixture. Flip over and cook until browned on both sides.
Anna in Sweden
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Creamy Curry Dressing Recipe

1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayo
1 Tbsp honey **
1/2 tsp Curry powder
pinch of salt

Put all ingredients into a bowl and stir til smooth.
Can be used on salads,pasta and raw veggies to dip into.

** When I dip veggies I leave out the honey and use a little fresh lemon juice.

A chef at a restaurant (which has closed years ago) gave me this recipe as the served it on salads. Also for a veggie dip as they would bring out fresh radishes,celery sticks, carrot sticks and black olives to nibble on before dinner was served. Back then they served this, soup AND salad and sometimes choice of dessert all for one price. I do remember the times about the oleo and color packs.
ENJOY !! Judy in Montana
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Does anyone have a recipe for Watermelon Rind Preserves? My mother made these for us when I was a little girl and they are so very good.

Hi I'm looking for a really good chocolate cake recipe and brownie recipe, if anyone has one please post it.
Alice in AZ

You and the readers are the greatest. I need a simple recipe for crab bisque or she crab soup or both.
Thanks, Marie

Does anyone have a recipe for Pecan Rolls. My mom's neighbor made them when I was a kid and she recently passed away and I never got her recipe. I am so hungry for them.

If anyone has a recipe for them I would appreciate it. Thanks Nancy for all your hard work on the news letters. I have gotten so many tips and recipes from your letters. Keep up the good work.

Jalapeño Popper Salad Recipe
serves 8

1 pound shell pasta or elbow macaroni
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup garlic croutons, optional
3/4 cup canned jalapeños, chopped
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cubed or shredded
1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, cubed or shredded

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to tastePreparation

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta according to packaging directions. Drain and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese, lemon juice, garlic and onion powders, and paprika together until combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if necessary.

In a separate, large bowl, combine pasta, croutons (if using), jalapeños, 1/2 crumbled bacon, and cheddar and pepper jack cheese.

Gently stir dressing into macaroni and mix until everything is thoroughly coated. Top with remaining bacon and parsley, if using, and refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy
Anna in Sweden


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